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Aquinnah: Kate Taylor’s recording project

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The wind around here has been doing me in lately. I recognize that part of life here on an island and especially in Aquinnah,...

Aquinnah: Local holiday gifts

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It seems like most people had a quiet holiday last week in town, keeping guests to immediate family from what I heard. In walking...

Aquinnah: Indigenous Artists Market

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Thanksgiving can be a touchy subject in Aquinnah. For years, American schools and culture presented it as a harmonious event between two cultures when...

Aquinnah: History of Thanksgiving

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Oh, my friends, it feels like we are barreling towards another lockdown with our COVID-19 cases rising and rising. I had high hopes for...

Aquinnah: Mobile farm market

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On Saturday, the birds around our house seemed a little “off.” There were multiple incidents of birds flying into windows or against the walls...

Aquinnah: Bakery orders for Thanksgiving

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This column feels a little outdated or behind the times this week, as I am writing this on Monday and Tuesday is Election Day....

Aquinnah: Library services and events

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You have three more chances to vote in the election: today, Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm,...

Aquinnah: Local singer has first single

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Cranberry Day was last Tuesday, and it looks like it was a good time. Although it was a “soggy” day, many people came to...

Aquinnah: Wampum jewelry and crafts

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There was an interesting thread on the Facebook page, “Islanders Talk” over the weekend that I found helpful. It addressed non-Native people making jewelry...

Aquinnah: Safety in the woods

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This is an information heavy column this week, sorry this is a less lighthearted chatter but hopefully that will return next week. Here is the...

Aquinnah: Kittens in need of home

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The hurricanes hitting the East Coast this past month have brought some tremendous waves our way. Walking on Philbin the other day, I saw...

Aquinnah: Support for local nonprofits

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As I write this, I have three boys doing Zoom school in my living room and on my deck, I am in a Zoom...

Aquinnah: Creative online connections

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Happy first day of school, everyone (such as it is)! Usually this is a day when parents breathe a sigh of relief that their...

Aquinnah: New trails and beach access

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The wind has shifted, and fall is in the air. Even though there have been some hot days, it seems like summer is on...

Aquinnah: Electric car charging ports

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Happy September, everyone! Although what it is going to look like is anyone’s guess. Will more people stay on through what is traditionally Islanders’...

Aquinnah: Late-summer fruit picking

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The peaches have been good this year, firm with just the right give, and filled with juice. They ripen well at home, and have...

Aquinnah: Arts and antiques online

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Thank you, Mother Nature, for all the rain we got this weekend, we really needed it. Even in the driving rain, the surfers were...

Aquinnah: Mindful birding and breathing

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I hope everyone is surviving August, and is getting some free time to go to the beach and enjoy the hot, sunshiny weather we’ve...

Aquinnah: Library continues speaker series

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Massachusetts COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. This is mostly due to parties among young people (two of which happened on the Cape),...

Aquinnah: Pearls of summer

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Happy August, everyone! That’s right, the month every Islander dreads begins on Saturday. This year has been so crazy that who knows what August...
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